Thank you for supporting Cardinal Glennon kids!
As a father of 3 children, I know how fragile the first few months are for a newborn baby. The thought of not being able to hold your child because he/she is in the NICU immediately after birth, with no health insurance could put any new parents under tremendous stress. Knowing that Cardinal Glennon stands by the statement “No child is never turned away” brings a sense of peace and celebration to an otherwise chaotic moment. Cardinal Glennon’s commitment to super serve our community and take the burden off of those that are less fortunate, would make anyone want to support their cause. What are you waiting for, join the Hot 104.1 team in supporting the Tree of Hope at Cardinal Glennon by making a donation today HERE. - Derrick Greene, Hot 104.1
Hot 104.1 is proud to partner once again with generous community supporters like you to raise funds for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital’s Tree of Hope year-end campaign.
Through philanthropic donations from supporters like you, we are helping SSM Health Cardinal Glennon continue to fund programs that are not always covered by insurance, but so necessary to a child’s recovery.
Because of you and your support, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon invests in program enhancements, facility updates, charity care and much more. Through your incredible generosity, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon funds general and program-specific improvements, purchases state-of-the-art equipment and even assists with launching new programs. Most importantly, all children in our community receive the very best care, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
1 pound, 10 ounces. That is all Hailey weighed at birth.
After a complicated pregnancy, Jennifer’s little miracle came prematurely at 26 weeks. Hailey immediately was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for her best chance of survival.
In her first few months of life, Hailey developed klebsiella pneumonia, along with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a form of chronic lung disease. Hailey’s tiny body was fighting hard, yet she continued to decline.
“Her doctors told me she needed an emergency tracheotomy. It would be a risky surgery, but I couldn’t give up on her. I had to put my faith and trust in her Cardinal Glennon team,” says Hailey’s mom, Jennifer. Thankfully, our skilled physicians performed her surgery and gave Hailey another chance at life. After 277 long days, she left SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and started the next chapter of her healing.
Hailey is now a happy one-year-old child with a big personality. While she has a long road of recovery ahead, Hailey continues to show her strength and bring joy to her family and care team. “Every minute I get to spend with my daughter is because of Cardinal Glennon and the amazing people in the community who help this special place,” says Jennifer.